This year's festival line-up includes 14 feature films and a strong collection of shorts in competition for the Iris Prize. Directors will attend from as far afield as Australia and the Philippines and there will be an expanded programme of industry talks, including the festival's first showcase of UK student LGBT+ films. Live BSL interpretation will be provided at screenings held on the closing weekend.

The festival runs from 9 to 13 October.

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The Blonde One
Two new flatmates experience a mutual attraction, but can they make it work or is getting involved in this situation asking for trouble?
The Archivettes
The Archivettes
A documentary about the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.
Cubby
Cubby
Resorting to babysitting for an elite Brooklyn family, an awkward young man discovers hope and self-discipline through his friendship with a lonely six-year-old, and the adult superhero Leather-Man who is conjured from a psychedelic cupcake.
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